Man rescued after getting trapped inside garbage truck

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped inside of a garbage truck in Tampa on Wednesday morning.

Tampa Police Department officers assisted with the rescue at Hillsborough Avenue and Dale Mabry Highway.

While making rounds, the waste management driver realized a man was calling for help.

Sometime during his morning route, the man who was sleeping in a dumpster, was deposited into the garbage truck along with the contents of the dumpster.

Police say heavy equipment was needed to assist in the rescue.

It appears as though the man will be okay. He is being evaluated now. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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